British public still believe Vote Leave ‘£350m a week to EU’ myth from Brexit referendum

Nearly half of the British public still believe the false claim from the Brexit referendum that the UK sends £350m a week to the EU, despite persistent attempts to debunk the myth. A new study by King’s College London of attitudes to Brexit found that 42 per cent of people who had heard of the claim still believe it is true, while just 36 per cent thought it was false and 22 per cent were unsure.

Source: British public still believe Vote Leave ‘£350m a week to EU’ myth from Brexit referendum

For fuck’s sake!

EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

Former prime minister Edward Heath delivered the most powerful rebuttal in 1996. “I knew Winston Churchill, I worked with him, I stayed with him at his home at Chartwell and I have read his speeches many times. I can assure you that Winston Churchill was no eurosceptic.”

Source: EU ‘founding father’ Churchill would vote against Brexit

The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic

… Brexit, in its rhetoric and all its iterations, is a far-right project. Explicitly and stridently anti-immigrant, it nevertheless is happy to accommodate rich migrants: the word “skills” is used, transparently, as a proxy for salary, giving us a brave new world in which an early-career banker has higher skills than an academic with three degrees; and any given MP has almost twice the skills of the most qualified nurse.

Source: The People’s Vote march showed it’s not just leavers who are angry and patriotic | Zoe Williams

 

The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe

Britain is on the brink of a historic calamity, for which the country’s entire political class must share the blame. Brexit, on any currently available terms, will be a disaster. No deal will be worse. The politicians have failed, so the people must take charge. We must have a second referendum.

Source: The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe | Observer editorial

OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

Britain’s fiscal watchdog has likened the possible scale of impact of a no-deal Brexit to the three-day week which saw the country plunged into crisis more than 40 years ago.

Source: OBR likens potential no-deal Brexit impact to three-day week

No doubt, there will be another chorus of “Project Fear” from the Brexit zombies.

Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison

Parliamentary sovereignty means Parliament chose to follow EU rules and could stop at any time. This reality has been warped by Brexiters.

Source: Parliament never lost control, and EU is certainly no prison